If there is one thing that prevents many women from flaunting sleeveless dresses and toned arms is dark skin in the underarm region. Exposing pigmented, discoloured and dark underarms is not just unattractive, but also puts a big dent in one’s confidence levels.

Underarm darkening can be caused due to a lot of reasons. From inappropriate hair removal methods and excessive sweating to accumulation of dead skin cells, dark underarms is a more common phenomenon than you'd think.

If you’re worried about your dark underarms, we’ve got you covered. Instead of giving up on your dream of wearing sleeveless clothes altogether, here’s a little DIY remedy that you can follow. With just a few easily available ingredients from your kitchen, you will soon be able to get rid of pigmentation and lighten those dark underarms.

quick fix to lighten dark underarms

DIY paste to get rid of dark underarms

Step 01: In a mixing bowl, combine two tablespoons of baking soda with half a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Step 02: Mix the two ingredients together until it forms a thick paste.

Step 03: Apply this paste onto your underarms, lightly massaging the area

Step 04: Leave this paste on your underarms until it is completely dry.

Step 05: Rinse with lukewarm water.

Ingredient benefits

Baking soda: This is a very commonly used ingredient in DIY recipes to eliminate dark underarms. Being alkaline in nature, baking soda helps maintain the pH levels of your skin and calms as well as soothes inflamed and irritated skin. Additionally, the exfoliating properties of help to get rid of dead skin build-up from the surface to reveal fresh new and bright skin. 

Lemon juice: All of us know the brightening properties of lemon, thanks to the high levels of vitamin C. Being a great exfoliator, lemon juice helps get rid of dead skin cells to brighten up the area and make them look more even-toned. 

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